Back on Track... Sort of

Today I came home and tried to talk myself out of running.

It was 52 degrees outside and I don't like to be cold. I would run in a 65-70 degree bubble if I could. 80 if there was a nice breeze. I need to invent one of those bubbles. Maybe it could be out of that greenhouse material, but I'd need to be able to regulate it. Have I mentioned that I really don't like being overly hot either?

My euphoria came really quick today, before the end of mile 1. I should have known something was up. It was sapped from me around 1.5 miles. I convinced myself to get to 2 miles then decide then if I wanted to stop. Once I got to 2, I convinced myself I only have 10 more tenths of a mile left, then 9, then 8. I forgot to look from 8-3. I was happy I finished. I've got a 4 miler on Sunday. I think my training is getting on track.

I did stop for 2-3 seconds a couple of times. I'm not sure what was up with my lungs. I didn't feel like they were filling up. I may need to do a peak flow test at the doctor, since I don't have my meter anymore, and see if there is something up with my asthma.

Here are my splits. Do you notice anything about them?

Mile 1: 10:39
Mile 2: 11:11
Mile 3: 11:07

I'm too excited to wait for your guess. They're all under 11:30, under 11:15 even! So I know it's an average of the mile and there were times I was over 11:15 and maybe 11:30, but that isn't what the average says. I checked my HR and I was still around 174. So my level of effort didn't increase too much, if at all, to get that time. In fact, when I look at my Garmin HR graph, it's the most level I've seen it.

I'm pretty proud of myself.


Viv said...

Nice 3, Yas! Glad you convinced yourself to stick it out. Good luck with the 4 this weekend.

Running Knitter said...

Good luck on your 4 miler. You can do it! :)

Pokey said...

GREAT splits! My fastest mile ~ just one ~ EVER was 11:15 and that was running thru a hail storm, LOL! :)

You had an AWESOME run....good luck with your 4 miler!!!!

Carly said...

I am LMAO of at you being cold at 52 degrees! WTG on your splits, those times are great. Good luck with the 4 miles.